Wayne in­spired by his grand­fa­ther’s clock

Central and North Burnett Times - - 2015 BIGGENDEN SHOW -

A GRAND­FA­THER clock stand­ing tall to one side of the Biggen­den Show Hall was a mag­net for show­go­ers.

Lo­cal plumber Wayne Grif­fin hand­crafted the clock from Red Cedar grown in the area.

He milled the tim­ber him­self and con­structed it on rainy days over three years.

“The clock is all hand­made,” he said.

“It’s some­thing I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid.

“I saw one in one of my grand­fa­ther’s house and it in­spired me.”

The clock has three dif­fer­ent chimes – West­min­ster, St Michael’s and Wick­ham as well as a si­lent one for night time.

The stall­holder next to the clock said Wayne would have made a for­tune if

MAS­TER PIECE: Wayne Grif­fin hand crafted this mag­nif­i­cent grand­fa­ther clock to win the cham­pion ex­hibit at the Biggen­den Show. ev­ery­one who came back and took a pho­to­graph had put a gold coin in a tin.

Pa­trons thought the grand­fa­ther clock was ab­so­lutely mag­nif­i­cent.

PHOTO: ERICA MURREE

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